The best times to visit Birmingham for ideal weather are

June 11th to September 9th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.


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Weather in Birmingham

Temperature

Average temperatures in Birmingham vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 21st percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Birmingham, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 71.8°F (22.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 50.6°F (10.3°C) at night.

Birmingham Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Birmingham Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Birmingham Perceived Temperature (F)

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Birmingham Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Birmingham Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan44.94032.7
Feb45.74032
Mar50.943.133.5
Apr57.448.437.2
May61.352.841.3
Jun66.857.846.4
Jul70.761.349.7
Aug69.360.449.7
Sep6556.445.6
Oct58.451.541.1
Nov50.545.238
Dec45.440.534.3

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan7.24.40.4
Feb7.64.40
Mar10.56.20.8
Apr14.19.12.9
May16.311.65.2
Jun19.314.38
Jul21.516.39.8
Aug20.715.89.8
Sep18.313.67.6
Oct14.710.85.1
Nov10.37.33.3
Dec7.44.71.3


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Birmingham are April, September, and then March. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid April. For example, on the week of April 16th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid January with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of January 8th.

When can you find snow in Birmingham? Weather stations report large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around October, especially close to early to mid October. The best time to ski (if at all) in Birmingham is often around around October 8th when fresh powder is deepest. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Birmingham.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Birmingham (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan31%32.8
Feb21%11.8
Mar18%1.51.7
Apr14%0.91.4
May22%02.4
Jun24%5.12.9
Jul27%02.8
Aug24%02.6
Sep16%01.7
Oct23%9.22.3
Nov29%3.72.9
Dec22%12.3

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan317.67.1
Feb212.54.6
Mar183.84.3
Apr142.33.6
May2206.1
Jun24137.4
Jul2707.1
Aug2406.6
Sep1604.3
Oct2323.45.8
Nov299.47.4
Dec222.55.8

 

Humidity and Wind

Birmingham has some extremely humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is May (68.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (86.5%).

Wind in Birmingham is usually calm. The windiest month is January, followed by December and March. January’s average wind speed of around 7.9 knots (9.1 MPH or 14.6 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early December where average top sustained speeds reach 13.7 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Birmingham.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan7.9Gentle breeze12.8Significant breeze
Feb7.3Gentle breeze11.7Significant breeze
Mar7.4Gentle breeze12.3Significant breeze
Apr6.8Light breeze11.1Significant breeze
May6.7Light breeze11.1Significant breeze
Jun5.9Light breeze10Gentle breeze
Jul6Light breeze10.4Significant breeze
Aug6.1Light breeze10.7Gentle breeze
Sep5.8Light breeze10Significant breeze
Oct6.6Light breeze10.7Gentle breeze
Nov7.1Gentle breeze11.9Significant breeze
Dec7.7Gentle breeze12.6Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan84.3%
Feb82%
Mar73.3%
Apr69.5%
May68.7%
Jun69.5%
Jul68.9%
Aug71.8%
Sep75.3%
Oct81.5%
Nov86.5%
Dec85.1%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Birmingham?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings for the United Kingdom; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 06, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Birmingham, the United Kingdom is May, followed by October and January. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Birmingham in June. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is slightly extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 63 in June means 63% of the tourists vs. May.


Overall Birmingham Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 64.3°F (17.9°C) and 48.6°F (9.2°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 7 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 7 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Birmingham, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 66.7°F (19.3°C) and 46.1°F (7.8°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 9 days per month. Tourism is the busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be higher priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Birmingham to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 48.6°F (9.2°C) and 43.3°F (6.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 10 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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